SABIC co-operates with Bormioli Rocco to launch medical grade PP PCGR40

The new resin will be used to produce stronger and more transparent dosing cups

Bormioli Rocco is using a new material from SABIC for its dosing cups

An ‘Ultra-Clear’ PP liquid medicine dosage delivery system has been launched by pharmaceutical packaging experts at Bormioli Rocco, made of SABIC’s new dedicated polypropylene medical grade SABIC PP PCGR40.

Bormioli Rocco will typically use the new resin to produce dosing cups that are more transparent and stronger than previous versions made from various grades of polystyrene and polypropylene, while still remaining compliant with European medical regulations.

Bormioli Rocco is a long-standing customer of SABIC, a global petrochemical company headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and approached the company’s healthcare team with the challenge of developing a new solution for medical dosage systems that could fit within revised regulations in both the EU and the US. The material also needed to be stronger and more transparent than the existing versions on the market.

Up to 20 million dosing cups are expected to be made by Bormioli Rocco in the remainder of this year alone, with production expected to increase further from 2015.

Companies